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Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking

"Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ." ~ Pope Francis In January 2019, the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees (M+R) Section released a new document: “Pastoral Orientations on Human…

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OPEN WIDE OUR HEARTS

See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. ~ 1 John, 3:1 Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love is a pastoral letter released by the United States Catholic…

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Pope Francis Prayer for the Care of Creation

Give thanks to God for Sister Water, simple and useful for life like nothing else on our planet. September 1, 2018 marks the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. On this day, Pope Francis thanked the Lord…

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Bishop appeals for lava relief and recovery

I ask your prayers, and thank you in advance for your generosity in responding to those in need as together we witness to Jesus.  ~Bishop Larry Silva In light of the continuing lava eruptions on the island of Hawai'i, Bishop…

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Sacred Heart Shelter Blessing

NEW HOMES INSPIRE NEW HOPE IN PUNA Yes, this eruption destroyed a lot of things, but this eruption also brought Puna together. ~Harry Kim, Hawaii County Mayor Dozens of community partners and volunteers from public, private and government agencies gathered…

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Big isle catholics respond to Puna lava crisis

We are here to help those most in need ... to help lift people up in our community. ~Brandee Menino, CEO, HOPE Services Hawaii HOPE Services Hawaii is a  faith-based non-profit organization supported by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu…

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Pope Francis’ Homily for Pentecost 2018

The power of the Holy Spirit changes hearts and situations Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in St Peter's Basilica on Pentecost Sunday. His homily reminds us of that first Pentecost, when the disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit…

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Rejoice and Be Glad: On the Call to Holiness

Pope Francis releases his apostolic exhortation: REJOICE AND BE GLAD! A beautiful reflection on the Beatitudes, Pope Francis calls us all to be like saints by showing love through acts of love. Chapter One includes the following topics: The saints…

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Encounter Lent 2018-Week #5

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, Jesus tells us to give special care to those…

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